Counseling in Fresno, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

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Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Fresno

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Are you fulfilled by your relationships as you deserve to be? I specialize in online relationship counseling for LGBTQ and hetero clients. By examining your life and relationships with a counselor you can increase your capacity for happiness and success.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I strive to provide a nurturing and safe listening and responding environment for you to share your life concerns. My aim is to help discover options and possibilities that can bring hope and encourage successful life steps and liberating choices.


Related Sites:
City of Fresno
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Therapy Fresno, CA

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Fresno is in the middle between Los Angeles and Sacramento.  The political scene in Fresno appears to be split between the Democratic and Republican parties; however, it leans more towards a conservative view, though many here also claim a more liberal view.  Over the years, the city has undergone an economic transformation with agriculture not being the dominant economic stimulus for the area.  Rather the shift has been towards education, healthcare, and professional services, with great emphasis on manufacturing-type companies.  Some of the larger, well-known employers include Sun-Maid, Foster Farms, David Sunflower Seeds, Kraft Foods, and the Gap Pacific Distribution Center, which sits on 80-acres.  Plus this is the West Coast hub for the Internal Revenue Service.  The Fresno Unified School District is also a large employer in Fresno, along with the many universities that are located in Fresno.

Fresno has just over half a million people living in Fresno County.  There is some diversity here; however, the majority of the ethnic group in Fresno is the Caucasian population, with the Hispanic population close behind.  These two ethnicities make up approximately 80% of the demographics.  There are quite a few universities that have made this area their home, such as California State University, University of California, San Francisco which is the medical education program, San Joaquin College of Law, and National University to name a few.  There are also several private colleges here, such as Pacific University, Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, California Christian College and the Alliant International University to name a few. 

Mental Health in Fresno

The economic downturn that began in 2008 severely impacted the Fresno region. As a result, one-fourth of Fresno County residents live below the poverty level - a figure that is nearly 10% higher than the average poverty level in California.1 Although the number of homeless people has decreased by 12.5% since 2010, the number of people without homes in Fresno is still extremely high.2 This population, in particular, has high rates of mental illness and substance abuse.

The Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health provides emergency and critical mental health services 24 hours a day. The Substance Abuse Program offers comprehensive treatment options for poverty stricken or homeless people suffering from addiction. More information is available by calling 559-600-9180.3

Current Initiatives

The Fresno Mental Health Initiative was formed to address the critical shortage of mental health services in Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley after budget cuts forced the closure of the county psychiatric crisis center. Smaller hospitals and clinics tried to compensate; nevertheless, average wait times for emergency mental health care rose to 19 hours. After years of collaboration between public and private agencies, the Initiative is near to accomplishing its goal of returning quality health care to the Fresno area. The final component is development of the Fresno Restoration Center. The Center will provide comprehensive services for mentally ill and substance-abusing clients, ranging from counseling and sobriety services to assistance finding affordable housing and employment.4


References

1. United States Census Bureau. (2017). State and County Quickfacts - Fresno County, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/06019.html
2. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development. (2016). Volume I of the 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report. Retrieved from https://www.onecpd.info/resources/documents/2012AHAR_PITestimates.pdf
3. County of Fresno Government. (2016). Department of Behavioral Health. Retrieved from http://www.co.fresno.ca.us/Departments.aspx?id=120
4. California Economic Summit. (2017). Regional Innovations - Fresno: How to Rebuild a Mental Health System in Crisis. Retrieved from http://www.caeconomy.org/reporting/entry/fresno-tackles-its-growing-mental-health-problem

Fresno is located in Fresno County, California. It has a land area of 114.38 square miles and a water area of 0.28 square miles.  The population of Fresno is 520,052 people with 161,914 households and a median annual income of $41,531. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Fresno is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Fresno are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more.